arts • 21 Aug, 2017
Jim Carrey Gets The Paints Out To Heal His Broken Heart
Video Reveals Where Comedian’s Been Hiding
The comedian as tortured artist is a bit of a cliché. Of course they think people are laughing at them...because everyone is.
So as Jim Carrey’s been off the radar lately it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that the comedy actor, sensitive enough to play another tortured funny man, Andy Kaufman in ‘Man on the Moon’, has been on a journey of artistic self-discovery.
Besides putting out a couple of underwhelming movies like the sub-par sequels ‘Kick-Ass 2’, and ‘Dumb and Dumber To’, and one or two others, like ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ and ‘The Bad Batch’, Carrey’s been low-key. And in a new six-minute documentary, ‘I Needed Color’, he explains why.
“When I began painting a lot, I became so obsessed there was nowhere to move in my home, paintings were everywhere, they were part of the furniture, I was eating off them,” the comedy actor explains before adding that he turned to painting to heal a broken art.
But although magazines have breathlessly proclaimed the star of ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ to be an “amazing painter” we’re less convinced by his eclectic output.
Decide for yourself below.
Words by David Kaye